[R-sig-Debian] updating r-cran- packages on a new Ubuntu lucid system

Kingsley G. Morse Jr. kingsley at loaner.com
Mon Jan 31 04:03:23 CET 2011

Hi Dirk,

Thanks for explaining that you keep packages
installed by R and package managers in separate

Do you happen to have any advice on how to avoid
installing conflicting versions of the same


On 01/30/11 20:40, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> For what it's worth, I use the scriipt below (via ~/bin/update.r) which is
> also an example script in the littler package.  
> It _explicitly_ restricts the update to
>     /usr/local/lib/R/site-library
> so that the update from R is kept separate from the update via the Debian or
> Ubuntu package manager.
> Hope this helps,  Dirk

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